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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Wolfgang Schäuble

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# Burn the Bondholders
Olli Rehn: 'Bondholders partly to blame for Irish crisis... but your banks were reckless'
The former EU Economics Commissioner also said he would consider attending the Banking Inquiry.
# Promissory notes
Draghi: ECB hasn't yet considered whether Irish deal is legal
Mario Draghi tells MEPs that the European Central Bank only checks ‘monetary financing’ operations once a year
# Promissory notes
German central bank says promissory note deal is 'problematic'
In its monthly report the Bundesbank says the deal illustrates problematic overlaps between fiscal and monetary policy.
# bank debt
Opposition bemoans lack of progress on bank deal after Schauble visit
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin both criticise Noonan and Howlin for failing to extract public commitments from the German minister.
# Special Case
German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland
Wolfgang Schauble said he was confident Ireland would not need a second bailout following a meeting with Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin today.
# Talks
Noonan and Howlin to meet with German finance minister today
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin meet with Wolfgang Schauble at Farmleigh House in Dublin today where discussions on Ireland’s legacy bank debt are sure to come up.
# Budget Boss
ECB chief backs plans for EU to get veto on national budgets
Mario Draghi has told Der Spiegel he ‘completely supported’ giving the European Commission power to veto budgets.
# Leaks
Explainer: How do Irish bailout documents keep ending up in Germany?
The European Commission says the latest leak is “unfortunate and irresponsible”. But why does it keep happening?
# Spanish bailout
German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes
Germany ensured that Spain’s €100bn banking bailout would go through the government – meaning it counts towards national debt.
# growth agenda
Germany wants state companies privatised, labour markets reformed to promote growth
EU leaders are meeting again at the end of the month to discuss a growth agenda. Here’s what Germany will propose.
# Eurogroup
Eurogroup head not seeking new term 'due to French and German influence'
Jean-Claude Juncker says he wasn’t impressed by France and Germany acting “as if they are the only members of the group”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…
# EU
Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation
There have been mixed reactions to the landmark EU deal – but UK PM David Cameron received a “hero’s welcome” from Conservative MPs after rejecting it.
# Eurozone
Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone
Wolfgang Schauble says threats that the entire eurozone could be downgraded are an “incentive” for EU leaders to strike a deal.
# Euro
'Merkozy' meet to plan stronger fiscal coordination across eurozone
The German Chancellor and French President are meeting in Paris today to finalise their proposals for stronger fiscal coordination to stabilise the euro.
# Budget 2012
Budget leaks: Dublin and Brussels in €300m dispute over public pay bill
The government says cutting public jobs will save €2.5bn by 2015 – but the European Commission’s draft report is far less optimistic.
# Budget 2012
Budget leaks: €3.5bn Budget for 2013 still won’t meet Troika targets
Briefing notes prepared for German MPs also predict that employment will continue to fall next year, and that Ireland may miss bank targets.
# Firepower
Taoiseach says ECB can provide 'ultimate firepower' to solve euro crisis
Enda Kenny met with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin yesterday and there was plenty to discuss.
# Eurozone
Germany's new stance: Greek bondholders must share burden, and we want collateral for new loans
Wolfgang Schäuble says Greece’s bondholders will have to suffer the pain – what chance of the same tactic for Ireland?
# Eurogroup
Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion
There’s no deal from Brussels over whether to add more money to the bailout pot, but support is growing.
# Bailout
Eurozone ministers begin two-day bailout conference
The seventeen finance ministers meet to discuss expanding the bailout fund – a move opposed by the German government.
# E-Bonds
Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds
So-called ‘E-bonds’ would help to prompt renewed confidence in the currency and make it easier to borrow, claim ministers.